Category: Mark Blogs

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Perception trumps reality

Last night at our midweek student service we stepped out of the normal “service routine” to discuss something that I have become increasingly concerned about.  There is a growing trend of Christians, particularly younger...

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Our Worship is selfish… but, is it?

Since the conception of the formal structured church, we have had an important prophetic role to play. The church universal has had a prophetic voice amidst some of the greatest crisis in history.  Surely...

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Sometimes you go to battle for the wrong person. That is not a waste, for in every battle you discover more about yourself.

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2014 – A new chapter. Join me?

In case you haven’t been on Twitter or Facebook today, I’ll let you know… it’s a new year. Yip, 2014 is upon us, with all it’s opportunities, open doors, blank pages and  ______ [insert...

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Cancer grips Darlene Zschech

Yesterday,  former Hillsong worship leader and current pastor of HOPEUC, Darlene Zschech shared with the world that she found out recently (11th of December) after a routine check that she has developed breast cancer,...

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The power of Testimony

I remember being told many years ago to hold onto my testimony, as it’s the one thing no one could ever argue with me about, or take from me. It was mine. Since then,...


Beach Baby

“Wait until you have a child – it will change your life” they said. Man, were they right! It’s the little things, really. The smiles. When they reach over from someone holding them because they want to be back in your arms. The morning cuddles. The falling asleep on your shoulder when you step off the pulpit. It’s those moments that change your life. No wait, let me get personal. It’s those moments that have changed my life.

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The Real South Africa

I have no idea what is happening on TV’s around the world, but here in South Africa – naturally – all other media and news is secondary to Mandela related events, which seem to...

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Another day, another scholar

Rain seemed to put a (welcomed) damper on the party scene in Ballito last night with the major party areas being a lot quieter and fewer people hanging around outside. Quieter does not mean...

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My week ahead – Ballito

I am often overwhelmed when I step outside of my reality, and look at the things I get to do, and call my job. I hear of people who hate what they’re doing and,...